Governing Body

The file below will give you information of our Governing Body.  Should you have any further queries please contact the school office.
If you are interested in helping to guide the direction of Townley by becoming a member of our Governing Body please contact the school.


Members of the Governing Body July 2019

Mrs Sue Rudge - Chair

Miss Jeanette Redding - Vice Chair

Mrs Maria Anne Higgins - Headteacher

Miss Yvonne Chenery

Dr Natalie Paine

Mrs Claire Norman

Mr Simon Freeland

Mrs Claire King

Please see below for further details about the Governing Body

Each governor is responsible for a different aspect of the school. These responsibilities are reviewed on a regular basis.
Governors regularly visit the school, to monitor progress of the school. Their visit forms can be found in school should you wish to read them. A blank copy of this form can be downloaded below.



Roles & Responsibilities

Sue Rudge (Chair)


Safeguarding, Pay Cttee, Finance, Leadership

Jeanette Redding (Vice Chair)


Curriculum & Outcomes,

H/T Performance Panel (Chair)

Dr Natalie Paine


Vulnerable Pupils Progress (LAC, PP, EAL, SEND), H/T Performance Panel

Simon Freeland


Health & Safety, Pay Cttee

H/T Performance Panel

Claire Norman


Data & Assessment, Pay Cttee (Chair)

Claire King


Finance – OA, PP and Sports Premium H/T Performance Panel

Yvonne Chenery


EYFS, Attendance


Maria Higgins (Headteacher)


All aspects of delegated day to day management and operational lead on all of the above.